Services

We gather for two services on Sunday mornings.  At 8:00am, we express our worship through traditional hymns. You will find a more current style of music at 10:30am, led by our Praise Team.  From 9:15am to 10:15am, we invite you to join one of our Bible studies to explore more about God and faith.  Children have age-specific activities during that hour, and a nursery is available for newborns through 3-year olds.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if i have children with me?

We encourage families to worship together as much as possible.  Each Sunday service includes a brief children’s message, and we make a bag of quiet activities available during the teaching portion.  We also invite the children to grab an instrument up front and play along for the final song.  

Of course, there may be times when having your child(ren) in worship becomes difficult or you may desire an opportunity to focus on worship yourself.  If that is the case, we have a nursery with a television where you can watch the service.  It is located in the first room on the left in the Child Development Center Wing.

Should I take Communion?

We believe participation in Communion is participation in Christ’s true body and blood.  We invite all who are baptized and instructed on what we believe about Holy Communion to receive this gift of grace with us.  If you are unsure, please speak with the pastor before receiving Communion.

 

What to Expect

At Heart of the Shepherd, we have several elements that are always part of our worship together.

Music is a timeless expression of praise to God.  It is accessible to children and adults, and allows God’s people to join their hearts and voices in response to God’s grace.

Confession means that we acknowledge before a holy God that we are not worthy of coming before Him except by His mercy and grace.  God invites all people to confess their sins so that He can extend forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

God’s Word has always been central to Christian worship.  We are reminded of God’s truth, challenged in our behavior, comforted by God’s promises, and united in our faith when we hear God’s Word together – read aloud and taught in a sermon.

Communion is one of the ways God has promised to offer His grace in a tangible way to believers in Jesus Christ.  We hold this promise so dear that we celebrate Communion at every service.

Prayer is an incredible privilege because the God who created the universe listens to us.  We don’t want to miss an opportunity to pray together to the God who loves us!